Two exciting pieces of news from the Coalition of Essential Schools…

The first is that registration is now open for Fall Forum 2011! I cannot emphasize enough what an amazing professional development opportunity this is. A Boston Arts Academy team attends each each year and I highly encourage you to look into coming as well!

November 10-12
Providence, RI 
  • pre-conference sessions
  • Essential school visits
  • featured sessions and speakers including Deborah Meier, The Gamm Theater’s Tony Estrella, Gary Stager, What Kids Can Do’s Kathleen Cushman and Barbara Cervone, The Forum For Education and Democracy’s Sizer Fellows, Ron Wolk, Dennis Littky, and more.
  • an “UnConference” afternoon
  • youth-focused strand of sessions and learning opportunities
  • and, of course, the educator- and student-led workshops that are the heart and soul of Fall Forum (full workshop details will be posted on 9/22)
Visit the main Fall Forum page at for more information.